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I have a 97 Ford Taurus 3.0 pushrod that would go into 1st and reverse gear only. The check engine light was on but because the battery died the now it is not. The car has a AXOD Metric transmission. I am told it's the 1st and 2nd shift selenoid, and others say it needs a trans rebuild. Where are the shift seleniods located and would I have to remove the tire and axle to replace them. What is the best way to address this issue. Thanks !

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The shift soleniods are located in the transmission case and are accessed by removing the transmission pan and no you don't have to remove the tire unless you are going to remove the half-shaft.

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